On a somewhat related note I wonder if Florida's LB haul will influence E. J. Levenberry, who's top 3 is FSU, Florida and Michigan. It would be nice if the gator's haul could influence 2 top LB's toward us
Quick Dorian O'Daniel Update
From what I am seeing it looks like the spring game could be Another big multi-commitment day.
Agreed. I really hope we win the game.
I see what you did there.
Just for clarification I do know what maize and blue game is.
all your linebacker recruits from Florida. Sounds like he definatley is looking at the depth chart and playing time is gonna be a major factor in his recruiting process. Hopefully he loves the Big House as much as all these other recruits do. Go get em Hoke.
O'Daniel would be a O'Maizing pickup
Problem is, of course:
There looks to be quite a wait. We've overcome that before, though.
Kendal Fuller visiting. But that's just me.
They're visiting together.
General consensus is that Fuller will probably be pulled to VA Tech by familial ties, whereas O'Daniel appears to be more open to a true recruitment. Not that we'd turn down either of these players . . .
Is it his brother or cousin who plays at VT?
Yeah but we have a more realistic shot with O'Daniel
I notice on the MGoBlog Offer List, O"Daniel is listed under running backs. Should that be changed, or are we considering him for offense as well?
That should probably be changed. I have only read things about him being a LB at the next level.
Where do we stand right now with Levenberry?
Two HS teammates visiting on the same weekend? Worked out pretty well for us last time.
I know you are refrenceing the cass tech duo this week but for some reason my brain shot bat to '10 when hart and haha were on campus together.. bang head against wall and thank god we have hoke.. or thank hoke we have god???
better hurry up and install seat belts in the Big House. Wouldn't want any MGoBloggers getting injured at the Maize & Blue game.
Please let us start a Good Counsel connection.
would have loved to snag Diggs but adding Dorian O' Daniel and or Fuller would make up for losing out to Diggs and would start a great connection to Good Counsel which has a few D-1 prospects every year.
Aquaman, did you ever receive clarification on Pocic's top 3?
It was a hoax. No such top 3 exists. Many were duped.
Tim and Tom both talked to Ethan who clarified it wasn't true at all. I talked with Ethan also later on and directed him to the original tweet. He wasn't very happy about it, as you would expect.
Now that you're part of the mgoblog team, you should start your posts with "Aqua:" or "AQUA:" if you want to be totally rad.
Blake Countess thinks he have a strong Good Counsel connection.
I kinda would like a Cass Tech type of feeder school though. Yes Blake is the man but with all the talent Good Counsel has I sure as heck dont want it to stop at just him.
When you say "Cass Tech type" that essentially means that everyone from that school who's any good, goes to Michigan. That would be cool and all, but OLGC is kind of a national power (and 600 miles away at that ) whereas Cass Tech is a regional/local one. That would be sweet and all, but I'd be happy to get one guy out of there a year.
I was just wanting a feeder school outside of Michigan like a Good Counsel. I know we cant get every player that goes there, Fuller is a mortal lock to play with his brothers a Va Tech, but Dorian on the other hand is pretty high on the U of M. I know we cant get every D-1 prospect they have but one a year or 1 every other year will start a pipeline that could otherwise get a kid at Good Counsel who is just coming cause 2 or 3 of his teamates are already here. So I know Cass Tech and Good Counsel can never be the same kind of pipeline.
I heard a rumor that recently performed forensics tests reveal that Dorian O'Daniel is seventeeth cousins quadrice removed with Stefon Diggs, Yuri Wright and Alex Kozan. Also, I heard that all four of them are going on a Navajo vision quest after the spring game, so Do'D's visit is gonna be really key for our recruiting prospects.
Where was Demar??
Well I'm relieved to know that a lot of young linebackers has somewhat of an effect on his decision.
hey, aren't u supposed to start everything you say with "Yo-"
So we lead but we don't lead
Our LB class can be stacked as well. O'Daniel, Levenberry, Gedeon, and Anzalone all like us.
Sounds like a smart guy with an open mind. We should show him how we do it in AA. The fact that its going to be a pair visit can only help us methinks
Fluid athlete, above average in coverage, and is a technique tackler. That Good Counsel program is a powerhouse on the east Texas level. To me, Kendal Fuller is the best prospect in the country, and I mean that. Get he and Dorian together on the same trip, let them lather up in some Schembechler Hall butter, take them on a tour of the Big House, and things can happen. I would openly call Michigan's class the best, if ya'll were to finish with the following.
-Ty Isaac, who needs to go ahead and commit to Michigan. Someone name a recruit that is a better fit with a school than Ty Isaac is with Michigan.
You wouldn't even need Fuller at that point, but if you got him, Gawd, would that make your class amazing. Not to mention, that in adddition to the people I just mentioned, Michigan is probably in on 10-11 more 4 star kids.
I hope your right on a few of those kids and hell if your right on all four of those look out. But it is nice to get a outside look on our incoming class so far.
While it would be nice to consider that class the best, I see OSU and Alabama having similar classes. Alabama already has 3 top 35 players, and all 7 of their commits are in the top 200 players. And while OSU only has 4 commits, they are all top 150 kids, and they will definitely be in on a lot of other highly rated players, there are at least 3 more in the top 50 I could see them picking up. Those three will have some incredible recruiting classes, and I'm sure Florida and Texas will be up there too.
Are you going to be at the Michigan vs. Alabama game at Jerry's World? It would be fun to meet up with a level headed Alabama fan.
I am really looking forward to that trip! The atmosphere will be electric...
you're being too kind with your words. I feel like we're being trojan horsed here. Seriously, Bama has always been a program I respected (Saban not included). I look forward to seeing your posts.
Michigan fan in Tide disguise.
A closet wolverine.
I mean it.
Which of our linebacker recruits are projected to play strong side?
f you're talking about 2013 LBs, not O'Daniel. He's a little guy. Ditto with the PA lb we just offered. Levenberry is the biggest guy we have a good shot at, at the moment.
Um, if the PA kid you're talking about is Anzalone, he's 6'3" and likely a SAM.
6'3 doesn't mean much. Tremendous had him listed at 200 pounds which is, no, not a SAM. The 220 lbs listed on Rivals makes him a more likely candidate, I admit.
A junior in high school weighing between 200-220. Lets Pretend he weighs 210. By the time he got on campus, I'd expect him to be 215-220. Maybe redshirt, and in his RFrsh year, He Should be approximately 225 or so. Give him a few more years, and he could hit 235-240. He's easily got the frame for it. Remember, Jonas Mouton was a safety prospect, and he turned out to be a big linebacker.
Getting them on campus is huge. Hopefully they like what they see.
points at him its over fergodssake
Getting them on campus is the first thing. Hopefully they fall in love with AA and the coaching staff. Plus we have Morris, the best recruiter out there.